The youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices.
1. voracious [vo`reʃəs](adj.) a voracious person or animal eats a large amount of food
Example: After skiing, I find that I have a voracious appetite.
(adj.) very keen to learn or to do something
a voracious appetite for sth
Example: She has always had a voracious appetite for reading.
(adj.) willing to do anything in order to get money or gain an advantage
voraciously(adv.), voraciousness(n.), voracity(n.)
2. indiscriminate [͵ɪndɪ`skrɪmənɪt](adj.) done without considering who or what you harm or damage
Example: Modern warfare often results in the indiscriminate killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.
(adj.) done without choosing or judging carefully
in- = nagative; not
A young man who has read the life story of every eminent athlete of the twentieth century, or a coed who has steeped herself in every social-protest novel she can get her hands on, may very well be learning all there is to know in a very limited area.
3. eminent[`ɛmənənt](adj.) important, respected, and admired
Example: The eminent author received the Nobel Prize for literature.
eminently(adv.)[formal] very or very much
Example: Mike seemed eminently more intelligent than the rest of the team.
eminence(n.)[formal] importance because of impressive achievements, character, or status
4. steep(adj.) a steep slope rises quickly and is difficult to climb
(adj.) a steep drop or fall is sudden and nearly
(adj.) steep prices are very high
(v.) to leave something such as food or cloth in a liquid for some time
be steeped in sth : to have a lot of a particular quality or thing
Example: My cousin is so steeped in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.
But books are replete with so many wonders that it is often discouraging to see bright young people limit their own experiences.
5. replete [rɪ`plit](adj.) [very formal] full of something +with
Example: For him, the city was replete with memories.
(adj.) feeling that you do not want anything more to eat